Shirley Ballas is ready to get married again, and it looks like boyfriend Danny Taylor is too.
The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 61, has been with TV star Danny, 48, since 2018, and has spoken openly about her desire to get married.
Shirley and Danny have been smitten with each other since they met on the set of a Christmas pantomime, and it looks like the ballroom dancer could be quick-stepping it up the aisle soon.
Danny is reported to have been spotted buying a diamond ring at a jewellers, indicating he could be getting down on one knee before too long.
According to The Sun, a source close to the couple said Danny has secured the ring, but wants it to be a surprise when he proposes.
The source told the outlet they are ‘blissfully loved up’, and traditional Shirley wants Danny to ‘get down on one knee and do the proposing’ after first asking her mother for her blessing.
‘Shirley and Danny are both just happy in the knowledge they’ll marry one day,’ and while Danny doesn’t ‘want to feel pressurised into anything,’ it is ‘a question of when, not if’ he will propose.
The Strictly head judge has dropped numerous hints that she’d like her beau to propose, most recently telling Prima magazine: ‘I hope he’ll propose one day.’
She added: ‘He’s never married and I think he’s a bit nervous about it, so we’ll see. Come on, Danny!’
Shirley had also previously told The Sun that the couple ‘do talk about marriage,’ joking – or partly joking – ‘Come on Daniel, where’s the ring?’
In the same interview, the loved-up presenter joked that if she married Danny and took on the name ‘Shirley Ballas-Taylor’, she could follow in the footsteps of Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor by ‘collecting’ spouses.
Shirley has been married twice before, to Sammy Stopford and Corky Ballas.
‘[Elizabeth Taylor] had eight marriages, didn’t she?’ she teased. ‘No, I’ll just stick with Danny, but I do think it has a nice ring to it.’
The Strictly judge first met The Bill star in December 2018, when they both starred in a festive pantomime production of Jack And The Beanstalk in Liverpool.
In December 2020, they took part in their first joint interview and photo shoot, explaining that they share a very ‘50/50’ relationship.
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